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Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book

Coin Guides – Whitman Debuts 2nd Edition MEGA RED™ Deluxe Red Book

The second edition of Whitman Publishing’s Guide Book of United States Coins, Deluxe Edition, popularly known as MEGA RED, debuted at the Whitman Baltimore Coin and Collectibles Expo on March 31, 2016. Larger than the regular-edition Red Book, and with more pages, Mega Red retails for $49.95. It can be ordered online (including at Whitman.com) […]

US Coin Pattern –  1913 Buffalo Nickel

US Coin Pattern – 1913 Buffalo Nickel

Mint documents indicate that Philadelphia Mint Superintendent John Landis informed Mint Director George Roberts on March 3, 1913 that 17 pattern Buffalo Nickels had been struck. The documents also list to whom they were distributed. Of the 17 struck, six pieces went to John Landis on February 28 and are assumed to have been destroyed. […]

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Treasure Coin News – Shipwreck of Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda Discovered

Portuguese ship wrecked on a remote island in the Sultanate of Oman is the earliest ship of discovery to be found and scientifically investigated by archaeologists By Blue Water Recoveries Ltd ……   Oman’s Ministry of Heritage & Culture (MHC), in cooperation with Blue Water Recoveries Ltd (BWR) of West Sussex, UK, announce the discovery […]

By March 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History – Women on Money

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History – Women on Money

By The Smithsonian Institution …..   The newest addition to the National Museum of American History’s “Stories on Money” gallery opened March 18 in conjunction with Women’s History Month. “Women on Money” focuses on the vital contributions of women to national and world history with more than 50 examples of currency featuring women. The display […]

By March 21, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Extremely Rare Gold 1879 “Quintuple Stella” Pattern $20 in Legend Regency XVII Auction

Extremely Rare Gold 1879 “Quintuple Stella” Pattern $20 in Legend Regency XVII Auction

Legend Rare Coin Auctions today announced the consignment of the extremely rare 1879 Pattern $20 Judd-1643, popularly known among numismatists as a “Quintuple Stella.” One of only a small number struck, there are currently only five accounted for–including one ensconced in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. This major, seven-figure rarity has an […]

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Starring the finest known 1804 Class I silver dollar and the finest known 1822 half eagle Now is the time to mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 24, when our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV sale will take place in the beautiful international headquarters […]

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

Newman Numismatic Portal Announces Opening of Numismatic Research Site

By Newman Numismatic Portal ……   The Newman Numismatic Portal (NNP) is now live and open to the general public at NewmanPortal.org. Funded by the Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society (EPNNES), NNP is administered through Washington University in St. Louis, and aims to provide the most comprehensive numismatic resources available on the Internet. “I […]

By March 11, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s to Make Unprecedented Offering of Rarities in Pogue IV Sale

Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s to Make Unprecedented Offering of Rarities in Pogue IV Sale

On May 25, 2016, in cooperation with Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s International Headquarters in New York City, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer not only the finest known 1804 silver dollar, but also the rare and legendary 1822 half eagle. Although both were once included in the famous Virgil M. Brand Collection, never before in auction history […]

By February 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

What Gives a Rare Coin Its Significance?

By Mark Ferguson for CoinWeek – MFrarecoins.com …..   “They’re just pieces of metal,” Elvira Clain-Stefanelli, the late curator of the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian, once told me as she showed me a tray containing major U.S. rarities, like a 1913 Liberty nickel and an 1804 silver dollar, among others. I had trouble […]

By February 26, 2016 1 Comments Read More →
What are Proof Coins Anyway?

What are Proof Coins Anyway?

By Jeff Garrett for Numismatic Guaranty Corporation….   Two of the most basic terms that anyone new to numismatics needs to understand are Business Strike and Proof. Business strike coins are those made by the mint for general circulation. Proof coins are the numismatic delicacies struck for collectors each year. In general, business strike coins […]

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Treasure Coins – The “First Dollar” of the New World

Mexico City, Mexico, 8 reales, Charles-Joanna, “Early Series,” assayer R (Rincón), extremely important “first dollar of the New World,” three known, NGC XF 45 By Daniel Frank Sedwick – www.sedwickcoins.com……..   This coin is the very root of the concept of the American dollar. Minted in 1538, under the joint Spanish reign of Charles I […]

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

Coin Auction Highlights – US Proof Gold – 1883 Liberty Double Eagle

1883 $20 PR65 Deep Cameo PCGS. – Only 92 Examples Struck The 1883 is the first of three proof-only Liberty Head double eagle issues, struck during a period when the demand for gold and silver coinage was at an all-time low for the second half of the 19th century. The 1883, 1884, and 1887 double […]

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

Coin Collecting Strategies – Rare Coin Market Strong in 2016, Beyond

While the 2015 coin market features strength, there are areas for additional growth and opportunity in 2016 for every level of collector By Douglas LePre – Senior Portfolio Manager at Blanchard and Company, Inc …….   This past year was an amazing year for numismatics that featured many high-end collections that came to market and […]

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

Coin Collecting and Numismatics – Thoughts on Rarity, Part 4

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers….   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 When I left off last time I was discussing how the entire landscape of gold double eagle ($20) collecting was changed by first Franklin Roosevelt’s recall of gold coins in 1933 and by the examples that were eventually found […]

By December 14, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Museum of American Finance’s John Herzog Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

John E. Herzog, retired financial services CEO, is honored with Lifetime Achievement Award In Beijing By Virginia Besas – Museum of American Finance…. John E. Herzog, founder of the Museum of American Finance, received the International Federation of Finance Museums (IFFM) Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the field of financial literacy on October […]

By December 9, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

Digital Numismatist a Tangible, Valuable New ANA Membership Benefit

By Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   “This is the age of collections and the spirit of gathering together and classifying is abroad“ – Dr. George F. Heath The media landscape has changed drastically since Dr. Heath posed the question “What is the matter with having an American Numismatic Association?” In recent years, collectors have posed […]

ANA Money Talks Presentations and Discussions at the World’s Fair of Money

ANA Money Talks Presentations and Discussions at the World’s Fair of Money

Free and open to the public. Notable speakers will be sharing their numismatic expertise on a wide range of subjects, as well as their enthusiasm for the hobby. Some of the hobby’s most noted authorities will discuss their ideas and collections with the numismatic community. Maynard Sundman/Littleton Coin Company Lecture Series 2015 Topic: Abraham Lincoln: […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

Smithsonian Celebrates Opening of New National Numismatic Collection Exhibit

By Harvey Stack and Charles Morgan for CoinWeek….   AN EXHIBIT TO BE REMEMBERED On July 15, 2015 the National Numismatic Collection was returned to the displays at the Smithsonian. For close to a decade, portions of the National Collection were not exhibited as the Museum of American History at the Smithsonian was reduced in size and the museum […]

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Orzano Named 2015 Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award Winner

Award honors women who have made significant contributions to numismatics Michele Orzano will be recognized as the 2015 recipient of the American Numismatic Association’s (ANA’s) Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Memorial Award for Achievement in Numismatics on August 14, during the Awards Banquet at the Chicago World’s Fair of Money℠ in Rosemont, Illinois. This award honors women who […]

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

Third Circuit Asked to Rehear Case Involving Langbord 1933 Double Eagles

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek….   On Wednesday, July 1, the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia filed a petition with the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government, seeking a rehearing in the case of Langbord et al v. U.S. Department of Treasury et al (Case […]

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

Smithsonian Embraces Entrepreneurial Spirit, Opens American Innovation Wing

New Exhibit Features the National Numismatic Collection By CoinWeek News Staff….   On Wednesday, July 1, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. officially opened the Innovation Wing of the National Museum of American History. There were educational demonstrations, live jazz and hip-hop performances, and even an attempt to build the world’s largest American flag out […]

CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

CCAC Selects Designs for National Park Service Centennial Coin Program

By Charles Morgan and Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Selected Designs for the 2016 National Park Service 100th Anniversary Commemorative Coin Program: $5 Gold: Obverse 10 c/w Reverse 3 $1 Silver: Reverse 2 (as the obverse) c/w Reverse 5 Clad Half Dollar: Silver Obverse 2 c/w Clad Reverse 3   The Citizens Coinage Advisory […]

By June 20, 2015 7 Comments Read More →
Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Harvey Stack: the Smithsonian, the Stefanellis, and how the Mint Got the Eliasberg Collection. Video.

Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com…. In this mini-series of interviews, Stack’s Bowers founder Harvey Stack shares his thoughts and recollections about his 60-plus years in the coin business.   Harvey Stack: Stack’s Involvement in the Smithsonian 1987 Display of American Banking. Video: 3:55.   Hear how Stack’s helped with this important exhibit.   Harvey Stack: Recollections of Alex and Elvira Clain-Stefanelli.  VIDEO: […]

Finest of Three Extant 1838 Eagle Proof Coins Sells for $2 Million Plus

Finest of Three Extant 1838 Eagle Proof Coins Sells for $2 Million Plus

CoinWeek Staff Reports….   The sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection has brought renewed attention to a period of federal coinage that has always been popular with collectors and investors: early U.S. – specifically, coins struck from 1792 through 1838. For better date, better grade or top-end material, this area has continued to bring […]

Q. David Bowers: Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale, Part I

Q. David Bowers: Welcome to The D. Brent Pogue Collection Sale, Part I

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers On behalf of Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s, I welcome you to our auction program of the D. Brent Pogue Collection of Early United States Coins. You are a witness to the most valuable collection of United States coins ever sold, formed over the decades from the 1970s […]

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

New Type Three Double Eagles Book by Mike Fuljenz

By Universal Coin & Bullion Ltd.…. Book includes proof that the inspiration for the motto “In God We Trust” pre-dates the U.S. Civil War An important new reference book about a popular United States gold coins series, Type Three Double Eagles 1877 – 1907 (Second Edition), provides beginning and advanced collectors historical vignettes, a date-by-date […]

By April 17, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

Visual Diary: Smithsonian’s Plans for the new National Numismatic Collection Exhibit Unveiled

CoinWeek’s David Lisot and Charles Morgan attended the gathering of  patrons for the Smithsonian Institution which included an insightful presentation on the design philosophy of the forthcoming National Numismatic Collection Exhibit, which is expected to launch in 2015. The following images, which were on display at the event, are presented here to give collectors a […]

By March 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
The First Verified 1974-D Aluminum Cent Will Be Offered By Heritage at Central States Auction

The First Verified 1974-D Aluminum Cent Will Be Offered By Heritage at Central States Auction

Rumored to exist for years but not confirmed until now, the first verified 1974 Lincoln cent struck in aluminum at the Denver Mint will be displayed by Heritage Auctions  at the upcoming Long Beach Coin, Currency, Stamp & Sports Collectible Expo, January 30 – February 1, 2014. It then will be offered as one of the […]

Coin Shows: The Biggest Week of the Year

Coin Shows: The Biggest Week of the Year

Posted by Jeff Garrett on the NGC Weekly Market Report….   The ANA coin convention is an excellent opportunity to connect with like-minded collectors and dealers. Dealers and collectors around the world are very busy making last minute plans for the biggest coin shows of the year: the American Numismatic Association (ANA) World’s Fair of […]

By August 6, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
 
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